Morley Shayuk

English Breakfast

new paintings
June 3 - July 2, 2016

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Day
Night
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Still Life with Window
English Breakfast (installation view)
English Breakfast (installation view)
English Breakfast (installation view)

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Untitled, 2016
oil on Masonite, artist frame
18 1/2 x 14 inches

In English Breakfast, a series of small abstract oil paintings by Morley Shayuk observe the virtues of the organic shape. Compositions are disturbed by rigorous reshaping of surface and form which explore the garden and facilitate renewal both conceptually and personally. Themes of nature become ornamental, objectified and controlled through experimental and time based working methods. The organic qualities of Shayuk's painterly approach are interrupted by the artist's objective to communicate possible functions for his subject matter. In doing so, Shayuk's abstractions present a science fiction that considers aesthetic and consumptive values, and offers ambiguous strategies for harvesting infinite energy sources.

Morley Shayuk lives and works in Toronto.